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 Current (2018) Editor's Choice and Best Value Awards


All the current Editors Choice, Best Value, Innovation and Ultimate Enthusiast Awards are posted here. If you would like to see the entire list of past winners go to the TackleTour Award Archive now.


 Editor's Choice

2018 Editor's Choice Awards: Every once in a while we will have the opportunity to review a product that really catches our attention as outstanding in every category. (Performance, Workmanship, Suitability, and Price/Value) This product is awarded our coveted editor's choice award and is automatically listed among the recommended products in it's appropriate category. (To see past winners click here)

Product Category Date Awarded
Shimano Curado DC Reels 11/26/18
Mako Blade and GT Sunglasses Optics 11/12/18
Daiwa Tatula Elite Ish Monroe AGS Frog Rod Rods 10/29/18
Phenix FTX-71MH Rods 9/30/18
Missle Baits Drop Craw Lures 9/20/18
Megabass Destroyer F5-75X Javelin Enthusiast 9/6/18
Abu Garcia Revo4 X Reels 4/16/18
Megabass Ito Shiner Lures 2/21/18
Shimano Curado 200K Reels 1/1/18


 Best Value

2018 Best Value Awards:
The Best Value Award is given to products that demonstrate an excellent balance of performance versus price.
(To see past winners click here)


Product Category Date Awarded
Uribe Riverside M2 Rods 8/30/18
Pflueger Patriarch XT Reels 8/22/18
Kistler Z-Bone ZB3MLH73 Rods 6/27/18
Baitsanity Explorer Lures 6/13/18
Megabass Orochi XX F4.5-74XXS Rods 6/6/18
ARK Invoker IVK70MXC Rods 5/30/18
Doomsday T4C-370BCF Rods 5/20/18
Phenix FTX-S 71L Rods 5/13/18
Berkley Dredger Lures 4/11/18
Shimano Scorpion BFS Enthusiast 3/25/18
ARK Invoker IVK610MLXS Rods 3/21/18
G.Loomis Conquest 843C Rods 3/14/18
Daiwa lexa Type-WN 400H Reels 2/19/18
St. Croix Bass X BX610MLXF Rods 2/11/18
G-Rods Game Changer GC-73MH-1C Rods 1/28/18


 Innovation Award

2018 Innovation Awards:
The Innovation Award is given to products that are unique and/or showcase innovative new technologies that enhance and broaden the way anglers can approach the sport of fishing. This coveted award is reserved for the latest and  greatest revolutionary tackle. (To see past winners click here)


Product Category Date Awarded
Shimano Bantam MGL Reels 9/12/18
13 Fishing Concept Z Reels 2/25/18
Gamakatsu Swivel Shot Drop Shot Terminal Tackle 1/24/18


 Ultimate Enthusiast

2018 Ultimate Enthusiast Awards: TackleTour's newest honor, is the Ultimate Enthusiast Award, which is reserved for supreme products in the Enthusiast Tackle category. To qualify for this award a product must exhibit extraordinary performance and uniqueness. These winn

ers truly are of the most rare, collectible, sometimes weird, and always wonderful... enthusiast tackle from around the world. (To see past winners click here)

Product Category Date Awarded
Evergreen International's Inspire Super Stallion Black Enthusiast 11/4/18
Shimano Aldebaran MGL Enthusiast 8/5/18
Daiwa Ryoga 1520L-CC Enthusiast 6/24/18
Daiwa Exist LT Enthusiast 6/13/18
Shimano Stella FJ Enthusiast 5/28/18
Shimano Japan Calcutta Conquest BFS Enthusiast 1/31/18
St. Croix Legend Elite ES70MLF Rods 1/21/18










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